Leading Arctic scientists to appear before EAC sub-committee to discuss international collaboration and Government support
The Environmental Audit Committee’s sub-committee on polar research will hear from UK Arctic scientists on areas ranging from international collaboration following Russian tensions in the region, and whether they have enough support from the UK Government to undertake their crucial work.
Across two panels, MPs will be seeking to explore:
- How UK research on Arctic science can be strengthened;
- How UK scientists are funded, and whether the infrastructure in place to support their work is sufficient;
- The importance of international scientific collaboration, including the impact that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had.
The evidence session comes following analysis that the Arctic is likely to be ice-free in September by the 2030s, with 90% of the melting resulting from human-caused global warming.